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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:00 PM

I am a member here but now I am getting lots of ads. is this happening to everyone? I

even get one on some of the screens that says "YOUR COMPUTER IS AT RISK" Click here for information on how to clean it up...or something to that effect.

I don't recall these ads prior to this week.
Thanks

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Reply I am a member here but now I am getting lots of ads. is this happening to everyone? I (Original post)
onecent Nov 2012 OP
Cleita Nov 2012 #1
onecent Nov 2012 #4
Warpy Nov 2012 #15
Orangepeel Nov 2012 #2
Lars39 Nov 2012 #3
onecent Nov 2012 #5
babylonsister Nov 2012 #9
Quantess Nov 2012 #6
onecent Nov 2012 #7
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #11
Quantess Nov 2012 #13
csziggy Nov 2012 #8
onecent Nov 2012 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #14
csziggy Nov 2012 #17
Little Star Nov 2012 #12
broiles Nov 2012 #16

Response to onecent (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:01 PM

1. I don't see that you have a star.

It could be you need to renew your membership. Contact administration.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:02 PM

4. OOOoops i do not...but I did. Where do I need to go to get another? and Thanks Cleita.

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Response to onecent (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:00 PM

15. I think we're all renewing at the same time

Go to "my account" at the top of the page and click on the tab that says "star membership." The donation area is there.

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:01 PM

2. Looks like your star expired.

Mine did too, recently, and it took me a while to figure out what was different.

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:01 PM

3. Your star is gone.

Did your membership expire?

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:03 PM

5. Yes it must have because I wasn't getting these before..Is this costly now??? Thanks for answering.

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Response to onecent (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:07 PM

9. Go to your account; there's a tab in there

on the right that says 'star membership'. Click on it and follow the directions. And no, you can contribute whatever you'd like; no set limit.

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:04 PM

6. Mine also expired just the other day.

I was like, what's with all the ads?
I get european ads. I don't see the same ads as the rest of you.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:05 PM

7. are you in Europe???? I don't know where to go to get another...but I think I remember something

about it being 60.00 a year? Am i dreaming, or is this true? Thanks

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Response to onecent (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:20 PM

13. I am.

I get local Swedish ads. There is one dating site that keeps showing "Marina, 26, Russia" in various sassy poses. Too bad I'm not attracted to women.

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:05 PM

8. Registering makes you a member but doesn't get rid of ads

Subscribing or paying a fee makes you a star member and you don't see ads. I'm not sure exactly where you go to pay a fee or how much at what interval makes you a star member or how long it would last. Check to see if there is a membership tab on the "My Account" you can find at the upper right.

When we switched over to the new format, I set up to pay $5 a month through PayPal to support DU. Easy, relatively painless and I never see ads (though I wouldn't since I have AdBlock on FireFox).

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Response to csziggy (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:09 PM

10. Thanks...appreciate the heads up. n/t

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Response to csziggy (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:26 PM

14. My dear csziggy!

Hey, great to see you!

Stars last a year. There's a Star Membership tab inside My Account. Click that tab, and there are instructions...



I hope you're doing well with your new knees!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:50 PM

17. CaliforniaPeggy! Good to see you!

The knees are doing great. I'm walking around the farm, can (again) outwalk my husband and some of the horses, and I'm poking at the jungle that used to be my garden. It would figure that the wettest year we've had without being hit by a hurricane or tropical storm would be the one I can't get out and pull weeds!

I've been doing a lot of needlework, got voted president of our local group. And now I'm going to see what can be done about my "moderate to severe" carpal tunnel I seem to have in both hands. I thought I had a pinched nerve but the neurologist didn't even get far enough to test my neck or back, he said I needed to get the carpal tunnel taken care of first. Tuesday I see the hand orthopedist. Yeah.

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:11 PM

12. How to purchase a DU Star...

Cbayer wrote this explanation in the Welcome & Help Group:

It's a little convoluted, but these are the steps

My Profile

Transparency tab

Show me my transparency

Learn more about star membership

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:35 PM

16. Buy a star, so you don't have to look at them.

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